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Our business is competitive and fast moving, but Catalyst has consistently provided us with the confidence that technology is an enabler rather than a barrier to our strategic vision and ongoing success.
Fiona Reid, Former General Manager, Fairfax Interactive
Clients - Showcase

Since 2002 Catalyst has developed, maintained and provided 24 x7 support for many of Fairfax's key New Zealand sites, including the flagship www.stuff.co.nz news site, and www.press.co.nz and www.dompost.co.nz.

Services that we provide to Fairfax include:

  • application support and maintenance
  • security monitoring and management
  • hardware support and maintenance
  • network monitoring and support
  • end-to-end system & network, management and monitoring

Catalyst manage about 30 servers for Fairfax, which support the activities of five systems (including an online credit card payment server and Vodafone live! content delivery).

Our 24x7 SLA covers the support and maintenance of all these systems including the following technologies:

  • Perl, including mod_perl, Template Toolkit, and Mason.
  • PostgreSQL relational databases.
  • HTML, WAP and SMS content delivery mechanisms.